Re: Zeiss Conquest
I picked up a new-in-the-box 1" Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14x44 side focus scope off of one of the boards for $450 shipped. Mounted on a Rem 700 ADL .223 in an HS-P stock with Warne Premier weaver style bases and Burris Signature Zee rings - medium height.
I own 8 Leupold scopes - all Vari X III's -and the Zeiss Conquest is unquestionably brighter, clearer and more crisp than any Leupy in my safe.
Felt the need to grab another Zeiss after I bought my first one - 30mm Zeiss Diavari V 3-12x56T* #8 illuminated reticle scope - and mounted it on a Rem 700KS Custom Shop Mountain Rifle in .300WM. Love that McMillan stock on the KS Custom Shop Mountain Rifle. Great shooting hunting rifle and the #8 illuminated reticle is defintely what the Doc ordered when it comes to 'ole Mossy Horns stepping out just when the reticle can't be seen any longer. One quick twist of the rheostat switch and the fine center portion of the reticle lights up red! And you control the intensity of the illuminated reticle as the light decreases/increases.
Did I mention that the Diavari, which lists at SWFA & Bear Basin for $1799, only cost me $765 shipped? And was as-new-in-the-box-with-all-paperwork? Yep, got lucky on that one too, thanks to the boards and the fine folks that haunt there.
My scope $'s will be used to purchase Zeiss glass in the future, unless a screamin' deal comes across on a S&B, Swarovski, Khales, or maybe even a Leupy Vari X III ...... if the price is really right!
Just my .02 cents,
[ 11-28-2002: Message edited by: Clay ]